Darden

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hosts can't get raises after reaching the highest max

Current Employee - Server/Host/to Go Specialist/Prep in Wilmington, NC
Current Employee - Server/Host/to Go Specialist/Prep in Wilmington, NC

I have been working at Darden part-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

I like workiing with others my age. I have liked most of the managers.It only takes me five minutes to get to work!

Cons

The biggest con is that there are no benefits. To qualify for benefits you must work 40 hrs or more. I constantly work 39 hrs./week but as a server you are not allowed to work 40 hours.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't let experience staff suffer due to new hires. When corporate gets complaints, don't take it out on me if I was not involved.

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    What a mess

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Host in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Former Employee - Host in Lawrenceville, NJ

    I worked at Darden full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They offer medical benefits. Pretty flexible when it comes to schedule. Co-workers very friendly.

    Cons

    You pay an arm and a leg for the medical benefits. Management isn't the best. Managers often threaten employees by saying they will fire you, if you call out for even the most extreme reasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be a better review of the management team at this very Olive Garden.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Hostess positions are great for highschoolers looking to make good money and build a resume

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hostess in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Hostess in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Darden part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Time flys by if you work the evening shifts. Good pay in San Diego. Easy to request days off. Easy to get shifts covered.

    Cons

    Really boring if you have to be the hostess from 2pm-5pm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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